Another sure sign that spring is coming – skunk cabbage!
Anytime you’re around standing water on this island, you can be sure that skunk cabbage is near by. Later in the season the plant is dominated by giant green leaves (some of the largest plant leaves in the coastal forest), but in March it is the beautiful yellow flowers that are rising out of the muck.
Some people find the smell off-putting, but I actually like it. It is real, and wild, and full of the whisper of spring!